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29 November 2023 - Defence industry in Wales - Oral evidence

Committee Welsh Affairs Committee
Inquiry Defence industry in Wales

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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MPs to hear from Wales’ defence and cyber SMEs 

Building on evidence heard through its Defence industry in Wales inquiry, the Welsh Affairs Committee will hear from suppliers and SMEs within the defence and security industries in Wales.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Defence industry in Wales
Managing Director at Qioptiq
Managing Director at Arcanum Information Security
Business Development Manager at Tritech

Likely areas of questioning

Arcanum Information Security, Qioptiq and Tritech will appear before the Committee in a session that explores the companies’ relationships with larger defence companies from across Wales. The session will consider the opportunities for smaller companies to enter defence supply chains and their contribution to innovations. The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) engagement with SMEs is also likely to be raised, particularly in light of its target that 25% of its procurement spend should go directly or indirectly to SMEs.

Arcanum, Qioptiq and Tritech operate in different sectors: cyber security, opto-electronics and aerospace.


Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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